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UConn provides many services for graduating seniors

Senior Staff Writer

Published: Monday, February 4, 2013

Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 17:08

There is a rising panic amongst senior students as graduation day is approaching closer than we are comfortable with, especially now that it’s February. We are certainly scrambling around to make sure that there is something lined up for post graduation. However, UConn has gone out of its way in order to set up seminars, fairs and even boot camp sessions to prep us for the post-graduation life style.

For seniors, there are only a few months to prep for major changes that will happen in post graduation, and the Senior E-News can keep seniors on their toes with the constant updates of events happening around campus. Be sure not to ignore these emails since they are key to helping find ways to get an internship, polish up the resume, and even find a job.

In the month of January alone there were several events that allowed students to learn tips on how to find an internship, navigate a career fair and create the near perfect resume. But have no fear because there is a lot more to come in February which include a networking session, a few career fairs including the Co-op Career Fair, free grad school practice GRE’s and a lot more. March is just as jammed pack with events that will benefit seniors to be successful within their careers after graduation.

One major event that will take place on Feb. 6 is the Co-op Internship and Career Fair in the Student Union Ballroom which is meant for a wide range of majors. The following day, there is an intense session of Job Search Boot Camp involving a 90 minute presentation that will teach students how to approach their hunt for a job in a strategic manner. The goal of the session is for seniors to leave with a search action plan of some type. Only three days later there is a free session of practice exams for grad school including LSAT’s, GRE’s, and MCAT’s offered by Kaplan. The following day is a presentation by career services on how to ace the interview. The goal of the presentation is teach seniors how to market themselves and to ask strategic questions once in the interview according to the event’s description.

All of these activities take place one week out of the month February, and there will be plenty more to follow. Although these events are meant to be serious there are a few fun ones listed on the special senior website www.sye.uconn.edyu, so make sure to attend those as well. It is senior year, and it’s important to have fun your last semester in college. However, it’s also important that you are ready to for the real world and the career that you have been striving for in your four years or more at UConn.

The specific dates and times of all the events and a detailed description of all the events can be found at www.sye.uconn.edu. 

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